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picked up by taxis here in washington. and 9news went undercover only to find the problem is a lot more common than most of us would want to believe. one cabbie even admits on camera he didn't pick up a guy because of the color of his skin. russ ptacek joins us now with the story we thought we wouldn't to have tell any more. >> many of you tweeted me stories of taxis refusing service to blacks, stories one would hope we wouldn't be able to prove true on our hidden camera. but we did. >> what's up, man? >> out of all the cabs we tested -- >> malcolm x elementary school. >> all over d.c. >> thanks, man. >> the majority agreed to take the black passenger where he wanted to go. his destination? the malcolm x elementary and rec center where neighbors say cabs seldom come. >> when i said 1370 congress street, they say, i'm not going that way. >> i can't get a ride there. it's very hard. >> reporter: it's at savannah and congress in southeast. we tested 40 cabs. the question is would they take a black man to the destination he requested. this taxi driver would not. watch carefully as this cab
in the nation and $3 billion more than washington d.c. so what is it about fairfax county that makes it so attractive? dulles airport. the international airport provides easy access to washington on its highway. dulles airport also provides connections to both international and national markets, but if funding drops out accident buildings will go the interest -- out, buildings will go empty and commercial property taxes which fuel the county's economy will decline. >> we want bailed approach to help us get out of this -- a balanced approach to help us get out of this, but it will have a significant impact on fairfax county if congress does nothing. >> didn't know dulles airport was such a big deal and remember, the biggest expenditure for fairfax and other counties around here, the school budget. less money for the county, less money for schools. >>> as part of our continuing effort to hold elected officials accountable for what does or does not happen before the january 1st deadline, we're inviting our local lawmakers to be live with us on the air. tonight at 7:00 i'll be joined by maryl
to send a delegation to washington on tuesday. >> we have the benefit and the miss fortune of being on -- misfortune of being on the national stage right now. this is a real opportunity for us to make a statement. >> reporter: schools will reopen tuesday but sandy hook elementary will be closed till further notice. >> one of the victims in the newtown shooting spree has a daughter that attends georgetown university. katie sherlach is a ph.d. candidate in chemistry. her mom was the school psychologist at sandy hook elementary and one of the heroes who tried to stop the gunman. they have lunched a fund raising campaign with the goal of collecting at least $5,000 for the sherlach family. >>> advocates for gun control are hoping that the actions of newtown is enough to spark debate. >> reporter: i'm kristin fish other capitol hill where today about 200 people marched to the nra headquarters with this message. >> let's stop all the assault weapons. >> i'm here because i'm tired of lighting candles and crying and praying for victims of violent crimes. and i want to do something. >> shame
pulled him in her own classroom. >> reporter: now he says washington has to rescue america with sensible gun laws. >> it's not a partisan issue. it's an issue of safety of our children. >> reporter: but some argue the solution is more guns, not fewer and that an armed principal for instance might have saved lives at sandy hook elementary. >> but she takes him out. >> that is insane. >> reporter: instead, the families suggest a solution might include a renewed ban on assault rifles. and closing loopholes that allow 40% of gun sales to go through with no background checks. >> i think about my sister every time i hear about a shooting. >> omar of chantilly lost his sister at virginia tech. >> 74% of nra members support universal background check so what are we waiting for. >> reporter: the families convinced the slaughter of 20 innocents will tip the country to change. bruce leshan, 9news now. >> after days of silence the national rifle association released a statement on the shootings this afternoon and it reads in part -- flush the group's also scheduled a press conference for friday. >>>
. ♪ >>> the washington redskins are playoff bound. tonight an almost surreal feeling at redskins park as the nfc championship begins to sink in. >>> but first, the u.s. is apparently going over the fiscal cliff. in just six hours across the board spending cuts and automatic tax hikes for all americans will kick in. lawmakers say they're close to an agreement. there are still some major sticking points. randall pinkston has the very latest. >> reporter: the gnat is close to a daily as the clock ticks toward mid nature and the nation teethers on the edge of the so-called fiscal cliff. >> let's pass the tax relief portion now. let's take what's been agreed to and get moving. >> reporter: the tentative deal would extend bush era tax cuts for families making $450,000 a year and individuals making 40 o,000. it would also extend unemployment benefits for one year. president obama said he would have preferred a grand bargain that solves all of washington's revenue and spending problems. >> with this congress, that was obviously a little too much to hope for at this time. it may be we can do it in stages
answer to the washington gridlock? and is he planning a run for governor against chris christie. for analysis, we'll turn to joe klein of "time" magazine. "washington post" columnist michael gerson, and our own norah o'donnell and major garrett, our chief white house correspondent. it's all ahead on "face the nation." captioning sponsored by cbs from cbs news in washington, "face the nation" with bob schieffer. >> schieffer: good morning, again. well, to the famous combos of modern life, from mac and cheese, peanut butter and jelly, rum and coke, bread and butter, and salt and pe pepper, add one more pair simpson-bowles. alan simpson may be in wyomingy and erskine bowles in north carolina but you can't mention one without think of the other. when you headed up the bipartisan deficit commission appointed by the president you laid out the dire consequences if we don't get the country back on a sound financial footing. the two sides are still at loggerheads. i guess i would start this morning by mr.-- and mr. bowles, why don't you go first-- is all this just posture or are they rea
into effect in washington state. >>> and royal ruse. australia's shock jocks pose at the duchess of cambridge to the hospital. >> when can you come down to take her? maybe in the morning or something. if that's okay. . this is the cbs morps news for . this is the cbs morps news for december 6, 2012. captioning funded by cbs >>> good morning, everybody. i'm terrell brown. stunning. that's what they here after the obama administration is ready to go over the fiscal cliff if the gop doesn't bid on higher taxes. a poll shows nearly half of those ads say it's time to end talks cuts for the wealthy but keep it in place for americans earning $250,000 or less. 32% say the tax cuts should remain in place for everyone. during a broadcast interview yesterday timothy geithner was asked what if republican don't agree to raising taxes? >> is the administration prepared to go over the fiscal cliff? >> oh, absolutely. there's no prospect of an agreement that doesn't involve the tax -- remember, it's 207b8%. remember, all of those americans, too, get a tax cut into that framework on the first $250,000 of thei
>>> deadline day. a wide-ranging deal to avoid the fiscal cliff remains illusive and washington leaders have only hours to reach an agreement. >>> secretary of state hillary clinton is in a new york city hospital this morning being treated for a blood clot related to her concussion earlier this month. >>> and feats of bravery on a frozen lake. a half dozen people fall through a sheet of life while trying to save a man from freezing cold water. captioning funded by cbs >>> this is the "cbs morning news" for monday december 31st 2012. good morning, everybody, on this new year's eve. good to be with you. i'm terrell brown. secretary of state hillary clinton is being treated for a blood clot. doctors found it following a concussion. marlie hall is at presbyterian hospital this morning. good morning. >> reporter: good morning, terrell. mrs. clinton will spend the morning at the hospital as doctors keep her under close watch. they say she'll be under observation for 48 hours. as you mentioned, a blood clot was mentioned after she came in for a routine exam. it w
daughter get on a bus early this evening in southeast washington, but only one of them get out alive. >> it's sad, i don't understand. >> reporter: it happened near the intersection of 18th street and minnesota avenue in southeast washington. >> it's a pretty quiet neighborhood. never had a problem. >> reporter: that's where the police chief says that a woman was getting on a bus with her young daughter. >> the child believed to be under the age of three. >> when a man came up behind them. >> once they got on the bus, a male subject followed close behind her and opened fire into the bus. >> reporter: the woman was hit several times and pronounced dead on the bus. >> it looked like she was targeted. >> reporter: while the woman's daughter may have been grazed by a bullet was rushed to the nearby hospital. >> there's some sort of a wound to the baby. >> reporter: long-time residence here. >> i've been living on this corner here raising my corner. >> reporter: said they were absolutely stunned by the sickening spasm of violence. >> i don't believe it. while they renewed her call for increased
, cbs news, washington. >>> the official fiscal cliff deadline is december 31. but many on capitol hill say that an agreement is needed before the end of this week so congress has enough time to vote. >>> well, the supreme court issued a ruling today in the case of a federal worker alleging sex and age discrimination. it is the case of carolyn clubner, a former labor department worker who was fired in 200056789 the high court -- 2005. the high court ruled she could take her case to federal district court. initially she was told she could not do that. but now the supreme court has reversed that decision. >>> a northern virginia lawmaker has become the first black person to chair the state democratic party. the state party's ruling central committee unanimously selected delegate charniele harring for the post. she's serving a third term in the statehouse representing alexandria. brian moran decided not to seek another term after last month's election. >>> d.c. investigators say they know who shot and killed a woman getting on a metro bus over the weekend. and they're looking for the suspe
sides. danielle nottingham, cbs news, washington. >>> 9news now is talking to our local congressional members about the fiscal cliff. and tonight at 7:00 p.m., maryland senator ben cardin will join derek mcginty in our studio. last night virginia democrat jerry connolly stopped by and the 11th district representative stressed that there is room for compromise on his party's side. >> it ought to be open to negotiation what the income threshold s. the president has laid out -- is. the. has laid out 250. i think there's maneuverability there. i think it's too low. >> could it be 37, 38? >> i think he's signaled he's willing to negotiate on that but the republicans have said so far no tax increases of any kind. >> you can keep up to date on our approach to the fiscal cliff any time. just go to our website click on the fiscal cliff banner which is at the top of our home page. you'll find a countdown clock and a calculator to help you figure out the impact the fiscal cliff will have on you. >>> u.s. senator jim demint has announced he's resigning. the republican from south caroli
in washington is the middle class. >> the hardest most biggest segment of the population it is supposed to hit if this does happen. delia goncalves is live with more. >> reporter: good morning. absolutely. this is a very complicated issue that seems to just be boiling over without any real compromise, even though we saw some signs of promise a couple of weeks ago. another stalemate here on capitol hill. easily everyone agrees that middle-class families should be spared in this whole situation. they stand to see on average tax increases of $2,000 if congress doesn't take action. so everyone agrees let's spare middle-class families. the only thing that folks are disagreeing on are two other proposals that could possibly solve this fiscal crisis. the first proposal, democrats want to raise taxes on the wealthy 2%. but republicans favor tax reform instead. they say raising taxes on the wealthy could hurt business. the other solution, possible solution involves raising the debt ceiling. president obama advice sid a falls church -- visited a falls church family. the president says it's imperative th
. that's more than any other county in the country or even washington d.c. >>> last night i had the opportunity to speak with virginia con member gerry connolly about those negotiations on the hill about the fiscal cliff. tonight maryland's senator ben cardin joins me for some perspective from the other side of the river. senator, we're so glad to have you. >> my pleasure. >> we are in the midst of a stalemate, the president holding onto the idea of raising rates, the congress dominated by the mouse republicans saying we want to -- house republicans saying we want to close loopholes. where are you on this and why not have a combination of the two? >> it seems like both sides agree revenues have to be an important side of the equation and that's true. the easiest way to get revenue is through the rates. the senate passed this bill. it's in the house that allows tax relief for up to $250 to become law. that gives predictability and confidence and we can then have the revenue from the higher income to help deal with the fiscal cliff. the problem with closing loopholes is it's diffi
don't have to look too hard in washington these days to see the fiscal cliff theater. >> nobody wants to get this done more than me. >> our goal is to make sure it gets solved. >> the president is ready, willing and able, waiting to be able to sit down and seriously negotiate this. but they have to be willing to come to the table with specifics. >> the next 72 hours are critical. if he sits back and continues to play politics, that will give your answer where we're going. >> some lawmakers are actually going back home to their districts. congress has little scheduled business for the rest of the week. house speaker john boehner is saying that's not going to stop negotiations though. in the meantime pentagon officials say the white house has ordered the military to start planning for the possibility of cutting $500 billion from its budget over the next decade in case no fiscal cliff deal is scheduled. the military had been told for months not to get ready for these budget cuts. in the meantime, "the washington post" released a survey earlier this week. it found 53% of people polled wou
at the moment. we're looking at temperatures now at 32 in washington. we've got some 20s north and west. 42 by noon. could abcouple of showers coming in there or even wet flakes toward the shenandoah valley. by 5:00 rainy and 40 degrees. again the threat for some wet snow or sleet north and west. there's our moisture in kentucky, tennessee and the carolinas trying to make its way east but it's going to abwhile before it gets here -- to be a while before it gets here w. very some winter weather advisories and freezing rain advisories for the mountains this morning and into the afternoon hours but nothing close toward the metro. our temperatures are starting down to 23 in manassas. 27 winchester. culpeper 25. 33 for bill in newland, virginia in the northern neck and fredricksburg is at 30. we're only going to be in the low 40s. looks like we're fine this afternoon. a little wet at times -- i mean fine this morning, wet this afternoon and a wintry mix north and west but the roads will be too warm for anything but wet streets. let's check in with liz and looking pretty quiet out there. >> repor
will have to pay more taxes. danielle nottingham at cbs news, washington. >> now, senate majority leader harry reid says boehner's chance has no chance at all of getting through the senate. >>> millions of americans are getting to the fiscal cliff as well. we told you before matt jablow has their story as thousands turned up in washington today wanting to be heard. >> stop, stop the cuts. >> reporter: in the shadow of the nation's capital where talks continued today to try to avoid the much-discussed fiscal cliff. >> now is not the time for congress to turn its backs on us. >> reporter: several thousand people came together at the upper senate park to add their voices to the discussion. >> we are here today to demand that our government works for us. >> reporter: the rally was organized by several progressive political groups and labor unions. >> so many of us are already dangling on our very own fiscal cliffs. >> reporter: speaker after speaker hammering home the same point. >> we are here to fight for a good deal for america's families and for students. >> reporter: that fiscal cliff n
's investigative reporter russ ptacek with the latest from the washington guardian. >> reporter: a watchdog group says the government is spending about six times what it should to make specialized drip pans costing you $17,000 a pop. it's the specialized drip pan for the army's blackhawk helicopter. when the army switched its contract to a new supplier, the price tag, $17,000 each. that's when republican congressman hal rogers from kentucky comes into the story. he's the chairman of the house appropriations committee. that $17,000 replacement drip pan comes from a supplier in his kentucky district. in a 2009 press release, rogers took credit for getting his district's phoenix products millions in new business with the drip pan. washington guardian says what the congressman did was the supplier's ceo and husband are contributors to his political action committee. >> we the taxpayers have been on the hook for millions of dollars for drip pans that are needlessly expensive, all because a congressman wants business in his district to be getting this contract. >> reporter: the center for responsibilit
>> schieffer: today on "face the nation," christmastime in washington but not much christmas can cheer at the capitol. old santa tried to reward congressional inaction with a lode of coal, but wouldn't you know there was no one around to give it to. congress skedaddled when the deal on the fiscal cliff collapsed. the national rifle association's top command did stay in town to ask the question we've all been asking. >> what do we do about the tragedy of the sort that struck in newtown, connecticut? >> schieffer: but their response left gun control advocates reeling. we'll talk to the profit n.r.a., wayne keene. and we'll hear from senator mark warner of virginia, and kay bailey hutchison of texas. we'll also talk to the first black senator from the south since reconstruction, newly designated south carolina senator tim scott. plus, we'll hear from actor ben affleck on, among other things, reports he may seek the senate seat being vacated by john kerry. who has just been nominated to be the next secretary of state. >> well, one never knows. i'm not one to get into conjecture. >> s
, and so should you. >> reporter:s of people marched against the national rifle association in washington. speaking out for a political action committee, the group says the gun rights group is partly to ballistic missile for tragedies like newtown. but the executive director of gun owners of america thinks principals and teachers should carry guns to prevent tragedies like newtown. >> there are members of congress that would like to see the school zone gun ban done away with. and i think that's encouraging. >> reporter: pro-gun rights senator joe mansion of west virginia called on the gun industry to come together with congress to work on what he called a reasonable approach to curbing gun violence. he said all options should be on the table. cbs news, new york. >>> there is progress to report on fiscal cliff negotiations. two weeks from today, the painful series of spending cuts and tax increases will automatically go into effect if washington can't come up with a budget deal. late monday, though, we learned congressional republicans and the president are narrowing the gap in tmorning to
, makes $174,000. >> pelley: nancy, thank you. washington state's new marijuana law went into effect today, make together first state to legalize the drug for recreational use for people 21 or older. john blackstone tells us those that are supposed to enforce law are a little foggy on the details. >> reporter: at seattle police headquarters, jonah spangenthal lee was given the task of explaining the state state's new marijuana law on an online guide. >> what do you call it? mari-what? the guide to legal pot use in seattle. >> reporter: a lot of people are saying, thattix. it will take a year for the state to write regulations for selling marijuana illegally. for now, that leaves some confusion gaffes. for example, it's still illegal to smoke pot publicly, but last night teem peepdid. let me get this straight-- you can possess it, you can buy it, but nobody is allowed to sell it. >> that's correct. >> reporter: and nobody is allowed to grow it right now, either. >> that's correct as well. >> reporter: so how do you get legal pot? >> i couldn't tell you. >> reporter: the new law passed with
it won't happen this year. >> >>> well, things don't get much bigger for the washington redskins than this sunday. it's a chance to cap off an incredible second half of the season run with their first playoff berth since 2005 on the line. what better way toned it than against their most hated rivals. sunday's game is big for both teams. the winner wins the division and heads to the postseason while the other could very well stay on the outside looking in. redskins-cowboys has always had a different feeling. the game is much more intense. rgiii says' well aware of what this rivalry is all about and would, of course, like nothing more than to come out on top night. know all about the cowboys. i've got friends that work for the cowboys, but i was never -- i didn't dislike the cowboys, but i was never a fan. i'm a washington redskin. hopefully i'll be that for the rest of my life. i plan on going out and getting this win. >> dallas may have a more experienced leader in tony perkins but what haunts them is big season ending games. they faced a similar situation last year but got hammered b >> a wintry mix across the washington region is making some highways slippery while falling temperatures could cause freezing tonight. >>> good evening, everyone. bruce johnson is off this evening. >>> snow mixed with rain across most of the area today. the white stuff fell heavy at times but no big accomplices. the question now is what should we expect tonight and tomorrow morning? let's head straight over to erika in the weather center. erika? >> well, we expect to see freezing conditions on some of the untreated roadways during the overnight hours because the temperature will dip below freezing overnight tonight. the temperatures were above freezing throughout most of the area as the snow started to approach. let's look at the pictures of this morning's snow. this is from stevens city, virginia. thank you, charlotte for sending that picture to us. the washington and old dominion trail, thank you, travis, for sending that picture. everything else is completely clear, which means for us, we'll see clearing for several days in our forecast. there's a view of the snow moving through new engla
. they will hold a major news conference on this in washington to further explain that condition. during the self-imposed blackout the nra took down its facebook page. tonight it's back up again and folks on both sides of the gun control issue are sounding off and weighing in. one person writes i upped to a life membership because i trust the nra to protect americans and their right to keep and bear arms. i hope i don't have to cut up and send my membership card in on friday. another one says you really need assault rifles to defend your home in case someone breaks in. the very guns soldiers carry into war? there should be more restrictions on the sale of assault rifles. a cbs poll shows 57% of americans now support stricter gun control laws and that's the highest it's been in a decade. those in favor of gun control have their work cut out for them. the nra's lobbying budget, 66% greater than the brady foundation, the leading gun control organization. if you're a gun control advocate, you also have to deal with this number. an estimated 3 million americans that already own a rifle called the ar-1
-man's-land in the washington area and sort of in the baltimore area and neither and the same can be said for this sports bar in laurel where i watched today's big game. >> redskins and ravens. >> reporter: a game that divided friends and family in the washington baltimore area. >> we have him celebrating his first ravens redskins. >> >> reporter: and further divide the customers of a divided sports bar in laurel. the game sports bar on scagsville road is almost exactly equal distance from fed axe field and m and t bank stadium in baltimore about 20 miles from each. as you imagine the customers here are almost exactly split between fans of the redskins and fans of the ravens. and the game ended after the redskins remarkable come from behind victory, clearly it felt like a redskins bar at least for today. is this a redskins or ravens bar? >> hopefully it's redskins bar from now on. i know where to come now. >> it's redskins today. next week who knows but today it's redskins bar. >> reporter: the owner of the sports bar said today was one of the busiest days if not the busiest day of the year so far and for ob
as a powerful intelligence tool. then with washington mired in political gridlock we take a closer look at the last great senate. but first, the nonpartisan stimson center recently released a report, a new u.s. defense strategy for a new era that outlines four approaches for cutting defense spending but maintaining capability. stimson's co-founder barry blechman spearheaded the study. the report has become a must- read for anyone involved in the coming defense review or budget planning team. barry, welcome to the team. >> thank you, vag go. >> congratulations for your slot on the defense news top 100 most influential people. >> that was the biggest thrill of the year. >> so let's start off with the report. each report begins with assumptions about threats to the united states to be facing and what's going to be needed to meet them what. are those threats and what's the right strategy to address those threats as cost efficiently as possible? >> the group was more optimistic than many people in looking at the world. they see russia as a country that doesn't pose any threats now and really
and the district. >>> other news now, the hunt continues in fort washington, maryland for thieves who broke into a home and shot a person inside it. this happened this morning along lofton road near camelot way. the men demaed some money and jewelry. police say the homeowner was shot during the back during the scuffle. his injuries are not life threatening. >>> after weeks of deadlock, there are some signs the fiscal cliff deal may finally be getting close to getting done. danielle nottingham has more on president obama's latest counteroffer to prevent the end of year tax hikes for the middle class. >> reporter: house speaker john boehner met with fellow republicans this morning to discuss president obama's fiscal cliff proposal. the speaker also began work on a so-called plan b to prevent a tax increase in case he does not reach a deal with the white house before january 1. >> our plan b would protect american taxpayers who make a million dollars or less. >> reporter: the president initially insisted on letting tax cuts expire for households making $250,000 or more, but the new white house
>>> from washington, "the mclaughlin group". the american original. for over three decades. the sharpest minds, best sources, hardest talk. "the mclaughlin group" is brought to you in part by american petroleum institute. ♪ >>> it's the 31st annual "the mclaughlin group" year end awards 2012 part 2. here's the master of ceremonies, john mclaughlin. >> for political stardom 2013 pat? >> senator scott of south carolina the first african- american senator and republican senator from dixie since restriction. >> eleanor? >> senator warren from massachusetts. there's a new sheriff in town as dodd frank regulations continue to get written and are implemented. >> susan? >> i also agree with pat on tim scott. he's got great communication skills and i think he will articulate the views of the tea party who have lately been drowned out in congress. so he's going to be a good addition. >> i'm going to ask you for the envelope in a moment susan. clarence? >> i figured someone would guess tim scott before i'd get to him i'm going to say senator joe manchin from west virginia whose flip
, cbs news, washington. >>> again, if a deal is not reached tonight, there is one thing you need to be prepared for. for many of us, our paychecks will go down in the new year. here's why. the payroll taxes cut by 2 percentage points over the last two years to give the economy a little nudge. but experts say that tax holiday is coming to an end and the small tax break adds up over the course of a year. the center on budget and policy priority says it is about $100 billion that will come out of our paychecks to go to the government. goldman sachs says that ending the tax hol day would shave .6 percentage points off economic growth next year, which is not predicted to be strong. so let me tell you what the impact would be for you. if you make $50,000 a year that works out about $20 a week more you'll have to pay according to the urban bookings tax policy center. $20 a week doesn't seem like that much, but when you add it up, it will be about a thousand dollars less you will take home next year. >>> hail to the redskins. did you see that game last night? whoa, it was hot. and we are
and specified commands. they have indeed greatly increased staffs and they even have elements in washington that begin to act like lobbies. when a new problem arises, a joint task force is put together. and that makes sense. and the elements may come from more than one of the unified and specified commands. so i think another look is needed at not at the question of jointness, but at how it's carried out. and how the overhead is distributed. >> you worked in the pentagon during the vietnam war and there are those and you even mentioned certain parallels between the vietnam conflict and what we're seeing in afghanistan. right now there's a big debate going on in washington whether or not troop levels should remain high to ensure that we can train the afghans fast enough to hand over control before we leave at the end of 2014. why is that a bad idea from your standpoint? >> the real question is what kind of country is going to -- will it be possible to leave behind? and the case of vietnam, my own conclusion back in period of 1967, '68, became that the government there was unsustainable becau
control laws. there were demonstrations outside a gun shop in a washington, d.c., suburb. >> to allow these guns for no other purpose than to murder and slautder innocent people and children is insane. >> it's made it one of the hottest selling items of this christmas. >> two weeks ago you could have bought one gun for, you know, $1,400. now it's $2500, $2,700. >> the debate is just as heated here on capitol hill. the nra says it will fight any new restrictions. >> what every mom and dad will make them feel better, when they drop their kid off at school in january is if we have a police officer in that school. >> the reaction to that plan is mixed among parents we spoke with. >> i think any effort to protect our children is with it. >> no, no, we do not want people with guns in our school. >> senator dianne feinstein plans to present a bill banning assault weapons when they reconvene. there was a ban in place from 1994 until 2004. >> it hasn't worked. dianne feinstein had her ban and columbine occurred. >> others point out there was also an armed guard at columbine. now, rather than c
. >>> we're learning the mother of a georgetown university student here in washington was one of the newtown shooting victims. katie sherlach was the school psychologist, one of the heroes. >>> the newtown school shooting has spark add new push for gun control. new york mayor michael bloomberg joined with dozens of families affected by gun violence today. they announced a campaign to press lawmakers to come up with a plan to reduce the number of guns on the streets. they are calling for tougher gun laws, including restrictions on the type of assault weapon used in the newtown tragedy. but the executive director of gun owners of america thinks principals and teachers should carry guns to prevent more tragedies like nowtown. >> there are members of congress that would like to see the school zone gun ban done away w. i think that's en-- away with. i think that's encouraging. >> pro-guns -- [indiscernible] so work on what he called a reasonable approach to curbing gun violence. he says all options should be on the table. >>> we have live team coverage tonight of the gun control de
could find compromise. danielle nottingham, cbs news, washington. >> if you want to track the developments in all the conversations and negotiations, we've made it easy for you to keep track of the fiscal cliff. log onto and click on fiscal cliff. >>> it is a tax originally designed to make sure that the wealthy folks pay at least some tax, but the middle class could feel even more pain if we go off that fiscal cliff because the alternative minimum tax which was passed in 1969 to catch a small number of families that pay no taxes, if we go over the cliff, it could impact one in five taxpayers. >> the average amount they say for each family is 3,500 per year. that would be 300 a month, but that's a lot of money. what are you going to give up? >> if the budget deal is not done, the amt tax could apply to individuals making just $34,000 a year and joint filers earning $45,000 in 2013. that's another 28 million households and a lot of deduction goes away as well. >>> turns out you can't say whatever you want on the internet. a judge ordered a fairfax county woman
. >> absolutely. >> fiscal cliff negotiations in washington, still up in the air. most lawmakers have gone home for a long weekend. >> i'll be here and i'll be available at any moment to sit down with the president if he gets serious about solving this problem. >> the duchess of cambridge has left hospital. there for morning sickness. >> how are you feeling this morning, kate? >> as of today, possession of small amounts of marijuana is legal in the state of washington. >>> now the 55th annual grammy awards revealed. the top contender, kanye west and jay-z. >> he's got it. kobe bryant. the greatest player in the history of the los angeles lakers. >> all that, ready for your mistake? >> yeah. i'd like to hear it. >> can eating while driving be distracting. >> no! >> and all that matters. >> former senator alan simpson is bringing his meg abossage ab the national debt to a new generation. >> gangnam style. >> on cbs "this morning." >> the star? a toddler and tiaras earning a spot on barbara walters list of the 20 most fascinating people, then barbara said, i can't do this [ bleep ] anymore and ret
. >>> the shootings in newtown have led to a renewed push for tougher gun control laws. yesterday in washington, d.c., dozens of parents, teachers and veterans marched on the national rifle association's headquarters calling on the group to curtail its lobbying efforts. a new poll from cbs news shows 57% of americans are in favor of stricter gun laws. that's the highest percentage in a decade. a virginia congressman says the shooting was enough for him to rethink his position on guns. >> i absolutely believe that americans have a right to reasonable gun ownership. but i also know after this enormous tragedy coming not that long after the tragedy of virginia tech, when my daughters asked me friday night, dad, you're in the senate, why can't we put reasonable restrictions on assault weapons or these rapid fire ammunition crepes, i didn't have -- clips, i didn't have a good enough answer for them. i as an nraa rated member believe enough is enough. >> senator mark warner says he hopes democrats and republicans can come together for a blunt discussion on gun control. he wants the discussion to preserv
heard in the washington studios of the major television networks where virginia senator mark warner, a recently convert to the cause of sensitive gun control made his case on "face the nation." >> simply saying existing gun laws are enough, status quo didn't pass as a father. >> reporter: while others say the answer is not gun control but armed police officers in the school. >> it's the one thing that will keep people safe and the nra will try to do that. >> reporter: they continue to be met with fierce opposition. new york senator charms schumer today -- charles schumer today said trying to prevent shootings in schools without talking about guns is like talking about lung cancer without talking about cigarettes. >> the company which calls itself the world's largest arm supplier said it sold three and a half years worth of ammunition magazines in just three days. the ar15 is the nation's most popular semiautomatic rifle similar to the models used in the newtown shootings. >>> with time running out to avoid the fiscal cliff, democrats and republicans have left the capital for home. f
year in this city and in the washington area. >> the question remain what is do we do? >> reporter: absolutely. also people want to respond. there's going to be a national response. the question is what response is it going to be? >> bruce, thank you. >>> back to you anita. >> what do we do is one question but after last week eke shooting in newtown many are also asking why? why does this keep happening? gary nurenberg talks with a man who believes many americans have never been taught how to avoid violence and embrace peace. >> reporter: call of duty black ops 2 violent video game made $500 million on its first day of release last month. going to be under a lot of christmas trees. how about sunday afternoon's for tens of millions of americans? >> it's a violent game. a national sport is a violent sport. >> reporter: and how about the shoot them up on this tv station the night before connecticut's horror? violence as entertainment. does a culture that celebrates and enjoys violence lead to sandy hook? why are we so violent? >> one reason is we are not taught alternatives to violenc
that comes with a $100 fine. live in northwest washington, matt jablow, 9 news now. >>> 9 wants you to know about an undercover investigation into d.c. cabs, black passengers and a destination in southeast. investigative reporter russ ptacek is here with me. he spent the past few days on the street with hidden cameras. what you're about to show us is something we know happens, but it's always interesting to see it on tape. >> it's interesting. you tell me about it and people i'm meeting here in washington tell me about it, but i was shocked to see it. take a look as one of our employees tries to catch a cab. this is just off dupont circle. the first person you see is white. right behind him, that's the black guy. you hear that sound. he's locking the door. so he refuses that beach now we have a second staffer, this -- employee. now we have a second staffe this guy white asking to go to the same location. he pulls up. >> hi. how are you? >> doesn't ask where he's  going. he immediately gets in. >> you have the address? >> yup. 1351 alabama. >> same location and he takes off. what he doesn'
mergener, for cbs news, washington. >>> time right now is 6:07 and i'm watching your money. we're going to have to see if wall street can finally ends its losing streak today. stocks have been down for four trading sessions in a row and yesterday did have the deposit of territory briefly after lawmakers agreed to meet sunday to discuss the fiscal cliff. but the dow actually fell 18 points, the end of the trading day. the nasdaq dipped by four. so far this year individual investors have pulled $150 billion out of the stock market for the third year in a row. constitutional investors -- institutional investors however, they've been adding to their stock positions. they've poured more than $80 billion into stocks so far this year. >>> mortgage rates fell to near record lows this week. freddie mac says the average rate on a 30 year loan slipped to 3.35%. that's not far from the record of 3.31% we reached about a month ago. low rates are making home buying more affordable and allowing more americans to refinance their loans. >>> and more americans are shifting to e-books nowadays. the pew r
american elected to congress. he spent 50 years in washington serving the people of hawaii. he died last week at age 88. >>> senator michael crapo of idaho has been arrested and charged with driving under the influence. police in alexandria, virginia pulled the senator over sunday morning for running a red light. police say crapo failed a field sobriety test. the senator issued a statement saying he was deeply sorry and would deal with whatever penalty comes his way. >>> he says he loves christmas. that is his favorite time of the year. for the past 50 years, joseph has had the great passion of decorating his home in fairfax county to be a local must see. but this year he has decided to do something different to benefit the very special children of st. jude's children's research hospital. joining me this morning is joseph. good morning. thank you. who do you have there with you? >> good morning. how are you? >> i'm well. who is standing there with you? >> my wife who is my rock. she's responsible for all the things that i do. >> joseph and tamara, thank you for being with us. tell us abo
." captioning sponsored by cbs from cbs news in washington, "face the nation" with bob schieffer. substituting for bob schieffer, cohost of "cbs this morning," norah o'donnell. >> o'donnell: good morning, again. tom coburn and dick durbin are here, and we'll turn to both of you in just a moment. but we want to start with some new information from chief white house correspondent major garrett and congressional correspondent nancy cordes who are here. i know you have both been speaking with your sources this morning, and, nancy, what's the latest? >> reporter: nora, democrats will at this point are very pessimistic that leader reed and leader mcconnell will be able to strike that deal that they were so hopeful about 24 hours ago. the two staffs worked late into the night. they trade proposals will back and forth but democrats tell us they are just still too far apart on taxes. democrats was soset the limit at $250, 000, let the tush of bush tax cuts expire for people making more than that. republicansment that limit to be higher, and they're also far apart on estate taxes. they will meet with th
. >>> all of the rain has been falling in the pacific northwest is causing big problems in washington state now. soggy hillsides are giving way n. one case a mud slide caused a train derailment. amtrak trains running north of seattle have been canceled at least through tomorrow. >>> it's 5:11. we may not have rain problems like that but we will be getting cooler as we head towards the official start of winter. that's happening friday. details next at 5:15 and howard's seven-day forecast unless the world ends before then. >> coming up at 5:30, after newtown at least one area lawmaker says it is time to rethink gun control. >>> ahead at 5:50, we'll get a preview of the 23rd annual washington jewish film festival. we'll be right back. >>> welcome back to 9news now on this tuesday morning at 5:14. howard says it's going to be an improving day. >> much better than yesterday. tomorrow the pick of the week. the trend is our friend right now. then by the end of the week, we talked about winter beginning friday. that's 6:12 in the morning. almost on schedule, the colder air will be pouring in our di
the washington area especially north and west. they are fueling up, and loading up as crews here in central maryland expect to be called in at about 2:00 a.m. to start fighting incoming snow as motorists are thinking about travel plans. >> i do have travel plans, and that's to stay home. >> if you haven't been thinking about driving in winter weather, now is the time. >> reporter: as the state highway administration, laura is keeping tabs on the developing forecast. >> it is never a good time to drive at the onset of the storm. fur planning on driving, keep a close eye on the winter storm saturday, and if possible delay travel until later in the afternoon after the storm passes, or even into sunday. we're pretreating roads right now in the d.c. and baltimore metropolitan areas with the idea of being proactive, placing salt brine on the road before the storm hits what. this will do is prevent the first adhesion of ice on the road. >> reporter: there are travel advisories up in just about every direction could you be moving except towards maryland's eastern shore so be ready. in maryland, sco
something about it. >> reporter: in washington, kristin fisher, 9 news. >>> topper has the first look at forecast. >> we are looking at a dense fog advisory, expanded to include the entire metro area. temperatures are still pretty mild. we've been lucky so far. 53 downtown. 48 in gaithersburg, 52, manassas and andrews. 55, fredericksburg. the radar shows showers in the mountains. they're not the problem for us. they're popping up in morgan town and bedford, pennsylvania, those are thunderstorms. those should stay north of us. the winds will shift tonight, cloudy, becoming breezy with drizzle. fogs about midnight. winds become southwest at 10- 15. we are going to come back and track a stronger cold front for late in the week. we'll let you know if that's the stage for more of a winter weekend just before christmas. >>> coming up next, a familiar face expected to replace hillary clinton as secretary of state. >> at this point, all of washington is going to be surprised if president barack obama doesn't nominate john kerry to replace hillary clinton as the next secretary of state. kerry,
>>> from washington, the mclaughlin group, the american original. for over three decades, the sharpest minds, best sources, hardest talk. >> the mclaughlin group is brought to you in part by american petroleum institute. >>> on new years day, and during the first week of january, the u.s. economy will be hit by $600 billion of automatic tax increases. and automatic spending cuts. the phenomenon known as the fiscal cliff. if that happens, it will trigger a recession, or worse. so, president obama is taking action and insisting that republicans agree to increase the existing marginal tax rates on the wealthiest top 2% of u.s. taxpayers. and of course, there is more to the deal. but there will be no negotiations on that big part of the deal unless that tax on the wealthiest 2% is negotiated now. the president could not be more emphatic in stressing the indispensable element of surmounting the cliff is that super-rich revenue. >> we're not insisting on rates just out of spite. or out of any kind of partisan bickering. but rather because we need to raise a certain amount of re
on friday that since the deal has not been reached he would be returning to washington sometime after christmas. >>> workers won't feel all of the tax increases in their january paycheck. the american payroll association says it's already too late for employers to accurately withhold income taxes from january paychecks. workers will immediately feel the squeeze of a 2% social security payroll tax. >>> well, coming up on 9news now this saturday, gut- wrenching farewells for newtown. more of the young shooting victims are laid to rest. >> and the pope gives the butler a pardon this holiday season. >> the worst of the winds have subsided but it's still pretty breezy out here on the weather terrace, take a look at the peak wind gusts we had out is there today. 43-mile an hour at reagan national and 49 in hagerstown. 51 was your highest wind gust in martinsburg. it's going to be cold tonight but not as windy. i'll tell you when the winds subside coming up in that full forecast. >>> funeral services for three of the young newtown, connecticut shooting victims end a week of gut-wrenching far
washington. police gave chase to a stolen car that collided with a metrobus at wheeler road and southern avenue. that's near the prince george's county border. our kristin fisher is standing by and she has the latest information. kristin? >> reporter: well, what happened was three people were in a stolen car and they were driving down wheeler road when they were spotted by police. now, they just tried to speed off after police tried to pull them over but the police did not pursue them. still, they kept driving down this road i mean they were zigging and zagging out of traffic. a very dangerous situation. then they started going so fast that they sped out of control and when they tried to turn here on to southern avue they crashed into a metrobus. you see that one passing right there. and it was a head-on crash. so just take a look at what it looked like. i mean, this stolen nissan maxima was completely crushed in the front. the bus fared far better but both the driver and one passenger were taken to the hospital with very minor injuries. as for the three people in the stolen car, they ha
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